GarrettB (1638) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2016
July 25th, 2014 - Next, the Santa Cruz Mountain Brown, a dark, clear and calm looking beer, with a chocolate lab color. The aroma is full of mesquite honey, sweet and smokey, and a delight to smell, almost like I’m smoking a pipe or cigar in beer form. The flavor is quite different, nuttier, but tasty, with a light and approachable flavor, and the complete absence of alcohol. This makes it a wonderful session beer, even though in reality it doesn’t have a sessionable ABV. But it is a delight to sniff, and a slow sipper, too. This is easily my favorite beer on the tasting flight thus far, and it seems like there is a good reason, since this is the first child of the headmaster, and a cornerstone for Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery. bytemesis (9005) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
Tap. Pours clear hazel, minimal head and some lacing. Aroma is nutty, roasted, burned caramel. Flavor is medium sweet, nutty, coffee, a bit burned. Medium body, creamy. Not bad. AdamChandler (5150) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Dark brown. Smells like yogurt. Very sweet and berry like. Quite spice and clove forward. like a steeped tea. Maybe creamy. Malt is dry and lovely. It’s nice. Not mind blowing brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
On tap @ Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. Light brown pour with an off-white head. Toasted malt, a hint of roast, and a light vegetal note. Mildly acidic, too. Flavor is kind of acidic, bitter, and dry. A lot of toast, some roast, and vegetal hops. A lot of carrot and celery. Weird. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 5, 2013
On tap. Clear brown color withtan head. Medium roast, chocolatey, coffee aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Mild chocolate, medium roast malt, caramel flavors with a lightly bitter finish---not bad
monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2012
An ok brown. Their amber is much better. Pours a nice golden brown, almost whiskey color. Light smell, a little fruity. Taste is a little boring, has an empty taste. Had on tap at the brewery.
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This brown ale is surprisingly thin for a brown. Thin mouthfeel. Disappointingly weak, do not buy HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Tap at brew house. Pours brown with thin head. Roast aroma, roast taste, bit thick and harsh for a brown. Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Courtesy of Pailhead. Dark brown, transparent. Big roast up front, light coffee through the middle and finish. Flavor much the same, roast, coffee, not much else. Slightly metallic finish. Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
Bottle purchased in Torrance, California with nothing to pour it in. Nose: Toasted pumpernickel bread, fresh red spring wheat flour, malty powdercake. Taste: Powerful and rich burning malt. pistacho, dusty cocoa powder. Not overly long on the finish and composed of chocolate. Silty mouth feel.